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Gabriel Leopardi
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QUOTE (Dunstanmus @ Nov 24 2020, 03:22 PM) *
Awesome thanks!

Gab, how long do students normally focus on a single lesson before posting progress? Do I wait until I am nearly up to speed?


If you have specific questions you can post as often as you want, but at least once per week is ok to monitor practice.
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Gabriel Leopardi
Posted on: Yesterday, 07:21 PM


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Wou! This is epic my friend! Great tone, feel, groove and playing. This is the proof that hard work pays!
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Who's next??? We need more takes here!
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Gabriel Leopardi
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Yes! Your problem here is crossing strings with alternate picking. That's one of the trickiest parts of this technique and requires special practice.

You need to isolate those 2 licks and work on them as exercises over metronome.

Some important items about this technique.

• It basically means alternation between downstrokes and upstrokes
• It can also help your timing for funk rhythms.
• It lets you use your mind to other things since the motion can be automated.
• Get in the habit of holding the pick between your thumb and your forefinger.
• Keep the exposed area of the pick to a minimum. (for precision)
• Try to do the movements the smaller than possible.

I'd like to see you playing this lesson: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...upstroke-focus/

and maybe this one: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...-picking-chops/

And please check out the alternate picking crossing string exercises here: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...t=0&start=0



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QUOTE (tflava @ Nov 24 2020, 12:39 PM) *
Very nice man. I think its nice of you do it 😁


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Gabriel Leopardi
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This is what I mean, but much quieter in the mix. I recorded two guitars, one harmonizing your melodies one octave higher, and other one that harmonized in thirds (which is not all the time).

mix: Attached File  harmonizing_tflava.mp3 ( 686.52K ) Number of downloads: 2

guitar harmonies: Attached File  harmonizing_tflava_solo_Gab.mp3 ( 686.52K ) Number of downloads: 2


If you like it, feel free to re-record it and change the things that you want! wink.gif
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Perfect! Just in case you like the idea, maybe you can add 3rd harmonics in some parts of the chorus... or I can do it later.
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I really like it tflava! Now the whole thing sounds great! Many nice melodies. It starts very melancholic and then the chorus reminds me a bit to Maiden! Thanks a lot!!

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Hello friends!! This is a new mix with Vocals so maybe you can also add fills and arrangements around Kris singing. If you are not inspired to record solos, you can also record small arrangements or whatever comes to mind.

Attached File  Backing_with_Vocals.mp3 ( 2.54MB ) Number of downloads: 4


Are there new takes coming? biggrin.gif
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Hi Richard,

Timing is an essential element, it's everywhere so we are working on it all the time. However, we need to focus on it when practicing in order to make it better. In this case, the problem is more related to groove when playing the riffs and lines. One thing that you could try is to keep your (right) hand moving up and down in 16th notes even when you are not playing. This simple trick can improve our groove a lot.

Playing funk is also a groove trainer. In this lesson the instructor keeps the hand moving as I suggest:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Funk-Workout/

You'll find some info here: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=61438

That's Bumblefoot exercise is very powerful and Steve Vai's experience too.
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Posted on: Yesterday, 05:25 AM


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Hi mate!

Great to see you continue working on this one. I can say that all the things that I've marked here now show improvements here. Your playing is tighter, groovier, and there are many licks that are much closer now.

There are other parts that obviously need more time (like the fast alternate picking pattern) and other tricky sections, but you are on the right track. You just need more time of practice, isolate this parts, and as I said before, work on complementary exercises that help you to master the trickier sections.

One thing that can help to improve groove is to try to move your right hand up and down with the groove even when you are now playing. Try moving it in 16th notes and you should see an important groove improvement as soon as you feel comfortable with the motion. Moving a bit your body and head can also help.

Ok friend! Let's continue working at the mentoring thread! wink.gif
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Many thigs coming recently mate. Try to stay safe, relaxed and use music to heal, to meditate. Don't force yourself.

Enjoy it.
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Great news mate! I'll check your new REC take and comment there.

It's also cool to know that you found the right input for the collab! Can't wait to hear it!
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Hi mate! This video quality really works for this purpose. You can improve sound in the future. Maybe you can turn your backing and guitar louder so your phone captures more of your take and less ambient (and string noise), but this works.

Regarding your playing... good stuff! Your technique is consistent. The main element that needs some attention is timing. Maybe you were more focused on video recording issues than playing, but I would like to hear a new take trying to play tighter with the backings groove. What do you think?
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Ok mate! Nice to know that my words helped! I'll wait for your vids.
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Posted on: Nov 23 2020, 01:35 PM


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Hi Phil! Take care mate! Practice can wait a bit. smile.gif

Great to know about the collab! I'll be sharing a mix with vocals so GMCers can jam over the vocal lines as well.

Thanks for the update!!
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Hi Tadas!!

This is a great take friend! You have many strong points here. I personally like a lot how Malmsteen licks sound on Les Paul guitars so your video has been very enjoyable!

Regarding your playing, it's great to see you putting all that emphasis on your vibrato technique. It sounds very consistent! Keep going in this direction.

I agree with Kris about your Sweep Picking motion. This is clearer when you play the licks at 00:51. And I also think that your right hand movements can be smaller when you play Alternate Picking. This details are not dramatic at this tempo but it will affect your performance when trying to play faster stuff in this style.

Finally, It seems that your left hand is not relaxed when pressing the frets. This is normal when playing new stuff, but I recommend you to focus a bit on relaxing this hand and avoiding doing too much strength when pressing the frets.

So to summarize, the key is to economize movements and strength.

This is very promising, keep on rocking!
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QUOTE (tflava @ Nov 22 2020, 02:08 PM) *
Hello guys,

This are some ideas of mine.
This was my first day of practicing it so im gonna expiriment some more but there are some ideas i like smile.gif

great recordings from Phil en Doug though smile.gif




[attachment=50959:collab_2.mp3]



This is a very cool solo mate! I like the relaxed feel during the verse and how it grows with the backing.

The chorus section has good ideas but I feel that it needs more polish there.

Great stuff!! Thanks!!
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Posted on: Nov 22 2020, 03:22 PM


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Hi MisterM! We are always fixing defects and improving. Playing guitar is infinite! The key is to enjoy playing guitar, to enjoy the journey, there is not a real goal to achieve. I've seen you improving a lot as a guitarist. You've improved your timing, groove, dynamics, expressing techniques, legato.... now it's time to work on alternate picking. Cool!

On the other hand, there are great guitarists like Tom Quayle or Nick Johnston who say that they are not good at picking, and that's why they created their own style based on other techniques like legato and hybrid picking. The same happens with Steve Vai. He had a problem in his right hand and he should focus more on legato and other techniques.

Finally, Petrucci is a picking monster, but I've heard him talking with Tom Quayle about "legato" as one of his weakness.

We all have limitations.

If you want, we can work on your AP here too. Share what's happening with your technique, and if possible a video showing the problem so I can give you my point of view and suggestions.
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Cool guys!! Good luck! I hope that one of them comes to GMC community! Fingers crossed!
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I find interesting the notes that you are playing, how this notes interact with the arpeggios that I've recorded, and the tone that you chose for your take. It adds a different vibes to the part. I can imagine that this could be the arrangement for this part the second time that it appears in the song.

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Great!! Keep on the good job!!
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Hi mate! The link says "video is not available".
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Nov 20 2020, 06:10 PM) *
Early days but here is an idea to enhance the intro, it's only subtle. Is it okay ?

https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/intro-idea

Cheers



That's very cool Phil!! Very interesting tone and arrangement!

QUOTE (Doug Lane @ Nov 20 2020, 07:37 PM) *
I got a chance to sit down jam on this for about half an hour, fun track! Here's a few licks I'm feeling out for this one.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1guA9soM0Py...iew?usp=sharing



Awesome!! Cool tone! Your phrasing makes me think on Marty Friedman here. Great great stuff.
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Nov 20 2020, 01:16 PM) *
I've entered, I haven't had GAS since I got my SRV Strat and TH-U but I have with this.



It's a promising device.
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